Jan. 25, 2013 By Christian Murray
A number of tall trees are likely to be planted in Shady Park this Spring– care of some financial help from Jet Blue and Warner Companies.
Shady Park, which was known for its canopy of tall trees, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Several of its 50-foot trees were totally destroyed, with their trunks torn out of the ground.
However, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and the New York Parks Department are currently working on getting replacements.
Van Bramer said that the aim is to get some taller trees to help bring back the character of the park. However, he said, the parks department has a limited budget and tall trees cost more.
The councilman has been able to find additional funds elsewhere. “We have secured $10,000 in private funding from Jet Blue and Warner Brothers” to go toward the project.
With the private funds—and the Parks Department—Van Bramer said he is likely to be able to bring 22 foot trees to the park.